European funding required to aid Abbeyfeale residents

first_imgAbbeyfeale water supply gets the all clear Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Clubs in Munster Junior Cup action live up to expectations At the Abbeyfeale town park were Celine McNally, Cllr Seamus Browne, Liadh Ni Riada MEP, and James Hartnett.THE Government has been urged to make more use of European funds available for flood relief programmes, which could benefit communities like Abbeyfeale in County Limerick where erosion is posing danger to homes and public facilities.Ireland South MEP, Liadh Ní Riada, made the call during her recent visit to the West Limerick town where she saw firsthand the damage caused by the River Feale. The Ireland South MEP deemed it “deeply frustrating that both local and national government always seems to be on the back-foot when it comes to issues like flooding and erosion”.“We are all aware of these issues, aware of where they are likely to happen, aware that they are, at certain times of year, a regular occurrence and yet there seems to be no plan of action. They always appear to be reacting to events rather than putting the structures in place to prevent them,” Miss Ní Riada commented.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Both the OPW and Limerick City and County Council are well aware of the issues along the River Feale. My colleague Cllr Séamus Browne has been very vocal on the issue and yet they do not seem to have the foresight to act now rather than having to spend much more later on in response to an event.“Similarly, there are huge amounts of money available in Europe for projects such as flood relief and yet the government is either unaware of them or unwilling to apply for them and draw them down,” she claimed.Cllr Séamus Browne told the Limerick Post this week that river erosion in Abbeyfeale is a real issue for the community.“The response to date from the State agencies including the OPW has been less than helpful. No State agencies are willing to take responsibility for the issue and this is a completely unacceptable position. The River Feale is changing course and this is going to cause more erosion over time,” he warned.Director of Abbeyfeale Town Park, James Hartnett, pointed out that while erosion along river banks is a national problem caused by climate change and global warming, some areas are in more urgent need of intervention than others.“EU projects generally take a long time to establish and our fear is that we may lose much more to erosion while we are waiting,” he concluded.by Alan [email protected] Twitter Print WhatsApp Abbeyfeale company getting back to work €1.5 million boost for five County Limerick towns from Rural Regeneration and Development Fund center_img TAGSAbbeyfealeAbbeyfeale Town ParkCllr Seamus BrowneJames HartnettLiadh Ni RiadaLimerick City and County Councilriver erosionSinn Fein Homelessness is a real worry in Abbeyfeale Linkedin Email Facebook Previous articleLittle Hours play shows over the weekendNext articleMotorcyclists urged to “Bike Safe” over the summer months Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Abbeyfeale’s Munster Football success can inspire any team NewsLocal NewsEuropean funding required to aid Abbeyfeale residentsBy Alan Jacques – April 19, 2018 1897 last_img read more

A.C. Electric Service Outages March 4-8

first_imgAtlantic City Electric will improve reliability in Ocean City by installing special equipment to reduce the number of customers affected by power outages.Reclosers will be installed for areas serving every 500 customers or fewer, so when an outage occurs outside of a substation area, fewer homes and businesses will be impacted. Instead of having a couple of thousand customers without power because of a pole accident, for instance, 500 or fewer customers will be affected until repairs are made.Installation of these reclosers will require service interruptions this winter as crews replace existing poles, transformers and wire. Contractors will notify customers before these outages occur. The work also will require road closings and detours around the blocks where work is taking place.For the week of March 4 to 8, the tentative schedule (weather permitting) of service interruptions will be as follows:·       Monday through Thursday: On Atlantic Avenue between Seventh Street and Ninth Street.·       Friday: 11th Street and West Avenue. Atlantic City Electric crews are pictured working on the lines at 5th Street and Asbury Avenue as part of the service upgrades.last_img read more

3 Antiqueños nabbed for illegal cockfighting

first_imgPolice identified them as resident NoratoPilosopo, 54, Rizalday Lamprea of Barangay Mojon, 32, and Exequiel Canja, 32,of Barangay Guisijan, Lau-an. The suspects were detained in the lockupcell of the San Jose municipal police station. Recovered from their possession werethree game fowls and bet money which amounted to P700, the police added. SAN JOSE, Antique – Four persons werecaught engaging in illegal cockfighting in Barangay Magcalon.center_img The suspects were caught on April 10,police said. Charges for violation of PresidentialDecree 1602, which prescribes stiffer penalties on illegal gambling and forviolation of enhanced community quarantine will be filed against them./PNlast_img

Ken Friar OBE to become Arsenal’s life president

first_img Loading… Promoted Content6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World7 Worst Things To Do To Your Phone5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World? “I made this decision several months ago before the pandemic arrived. The club is in the hands of good people in Stan and Josh Kroenke, the board and our staff. They understand what we stand for and what we mean to our many millions of supporters around the world. I look forward to finally being able to watch our matches purely as a supporter without the inevitable concerns and stresses which come with management and board responsibilities.” read also:Arsenal midfielder Guendouzi targeted by Valencia boss Gracia Speaking on behalf of our owners, Kroenke, Sports & Entertainment, Stan and Josh Kroenke said: “Mr Friar epitomises everything we strive for as a club. He is always looking forward and has a relentless desire to make Arsenal stronger and better. “We thank him for everything. Seventy years working for one organisation is extraordinary. The support, counsel, and wisdom he has shown us and so many hundreds of people during his time at the club will never be forgotten. We are sad that he has decided to step down from the board but fully understand. He will always be a big part of what the club stands for and we’re delighted that he has accepted the invitation to become our life president.” Everyone in the Arsenal family thanks Mr Friar for his huge contribution over many years. We will all miss his daily presence but look forward to still seeing him at Emirates Stadium for matches in the future. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Arsenal’s respected executive director, Ken Friar, is to become a life president of the club from after deciding to step down from the board and retire from his executive responsibilities. ‘Mr Friar’, as he is known to all at the club, started working for Arsenal 70 years ago. Starting full time in the club’s box office in 1950, he progressed to the role of box office manager before becoming club secretary in 1973. Ten years later, in 1983, Mr Friar was appointed managing director, a position he held until 2000 when he changed role and took charge of the club new stadium project alongside his great friend and fellow director, Danny Fiszman. Together with Danny and many others, Mr Friar delivered the hugely complex stadium project on time and within budget, a wonderful legacy to all those involved. He was awarded an OBE in 2000 for services to association football and has also received the Freedom of the Borough of Islington. Announcing his decision, Mr Friar, now aged 86, said: “Every day of my working life has been at this great club and I have treasured them all. It has been an honour and a privilege to see the club grow whilst maintaining its core traditions and values. “Society, football and the club have all changed radically over the years but Arsenal has remained a constant force. We’ve won and lost many football matches but we have always recognised that as a club we play a really important role in our local community and beyond. I know that will continue as we move forward.last_img read more

Sangakarra, Thomas and Santokie propel Tallawahs into CPL playoffs

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) – Krishmar Santokie and rookie fellow-fast bowler Oshane Thomas followed up Sri Lanka legend Kumar Sangakkara’s third straight half-century with incisive bowling to lead Jamaica Tallawahs to a 41-run victory over St Kitts & Nevis Patriots on Wednesday night and into a place in the Caribbean Premier League playoffs.Santokie grabbed 3-10 from 3.5 overs and Thomas snared 3-31 from his allotted four overs to earn the Player-of-the-Match award, as the Patriots were bowled out for 116 in 17.5 overs in pursuit of a victory target of 158 in the 26th match of the tournament at Sabina Park.Sangakkara had continued his rich vein of form after the Tallawahs were sent in to bat, smashing four fours and three sixes in 69 from 55 balls to be the rock upon which his side built their total of 157 for five from their allocation of 20 overs.Thomas then rocked the Patriots, when he trapped Jamaica-born talisman Chris Gayle lbw for a third-ball duck in the first over, but West Indies opener Evin Lewis and Pakistan star Mohammad Hafeez got them moving with a stand of 43 for the second wicket.Lewis fell caught-and-bowled to Mohammad Sami, another Pakistani star, for the top score of 40 off the last ball of the sixth over and this triggered a steady decline for the Patriots, as they reached 80 for four at the halfway point.Hafeez made 21 and Devon Thomas was the only other double-figure contributor with 14, as the visitors lost their last six wickets for 30 in the space of 44 balls.Earlier, Sangakkara eased the concerns of the Tallawahs, after opener Lendl Simmons was bowled for a duck with the first ball of the match from left-arm fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell.Sangakkara shared 81 for the second wicket with Phillips that provided the base for the innings and added a further 54 with West Indies all-rounder Rovman Powell for the fourth wicket before he was caught at fine leg in the penultimate over off former Australia fast bowler ben Hilfenhaus.Phillips made 31 from 32 balls and Powell led the late charge with 43 from 26 balls that included two fours and three sixes.last_img read more

Clippers can’t beat depleted Heat, have nine-game home winning streak snapped

first_img“We just got our (butt) kicked,” Williams said. “We didn’t play hard for four quarters.”To add insult to the situation, Rivers was called for a pair of technical fouls within 15 seconds in the fourth quarter and was ejected. He seemed shocked by the second technical and left the floor with a shrug and 7:17 on the clock. Assistant Coach Rex Kalamian took over on the sideline.“I can’t explain them,” Rivers said. “I was saying (the call) was awful. I didn’t know you get a (technical) foul when the official is on the other side of the floor.“But listen,” he added, “we played poorly.”The Heat shot 43.5 percent from the floor and finished 13 for 39 from 3-point range. The Clippers made only 37.1 percent of their shots and went 7 for 29 from deep.“This is a bad loss for us,” said Tobias Harris, who led the Clippers with 20 points on 8-19 shooting. “They stumped us with the zone and we were unable to make shots or get stops.”Harris also picked up his second technical foul in as many games, this time for signaling for a replay following a Bam Adebayo tip-in.“We’ve got to keep our composure,” he said. “It was rough, three (technical) fouls. We were frustrated and they blew the whistles.”The Heat controlled the first half, building a lead as large as 13 by shooting 9 for 22 from deep (four of those 3s belonged to Wade) and 22 of 24 from the free-throw line.The Clippers, meanwhile, made only four of their 17 3-point attempts in the first half, though they did convert 18 of their 20 free-throw looks.Not everything fell in Miami’s favor early. Already without Josh Richardson — who was a game-time scratch due to right shoulder impingement — as well as Hassan Whiteside, Goran Dragic, Wayne Ellington and Dion Waiters, the Heat lost Johnson with about five minutes left in the first quarter.Johnson suffered a left hip contusion, the team said. Although X-rays were negative, he did not return, leaving Miami with eight active players. Johnson had eight points in his first start this season before he went out.The Clippers got back in it with a 25-15 run to close the second quarter, including Harris hammering home an authoritative dunk — and drawing a foul — off a quick pass from Beverley off an inbound play with 1:37 to go. Harris celebrated with Montrezl Harrell-esque emotion, hollering and clenching his fists before making the free throw to draw the Clippers to to 58-55.A Williams lay-in and free throw followed by an Avery Bradley layup and the Clippers were up 60-58, which represented their first lead since they were up 6-5.A couple more 3-pointers by Wade (and a free throw by Derrick Jones Jr.) gave the visitors the halftime advantage, 65-62.The Clippers pulled even again in the third quarter on a Harris jumper that tied it 85-85. A 3-pointer from Mike Scott made it 88-85, but Miami recovered and took a 91-90 lead into the final quarter.“Usually we bring intensity, energy, defense and we didn’t bring these three things tonight,” said forward Danilo Gallinari, who finished 12 points and 10 rebounds. “These three things are our DNA; if we don’t bring it every night, we can lose every game.” PreviousLos Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris, left, dunks as Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Miami Heat forward James Johnson, left, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers center Boban Marjanovic, of Serbia, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, left, shoots as Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Heat won 121-98. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari, right, of Italy, shoots as Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Heat won 121-98. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Miami Heat forward Justise Winslow, left, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers guard Avery Bradley defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris, left, dunks as Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, right, passes the ball from the floor as Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem tires to get it during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, left, passes the ball as Los Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris, right, shoots as Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Miami Heat forward Rodney McGruder, left, and Los Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander go after a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers guard Tyrone Wallace, right, shoots as Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk, left, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers forward Mike Scott defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris, left, shoots as Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Miami Heat forward James Johnson, left, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers center Boban Marjanovic, of Serbia, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, right, drives past Miami Heat guard Tyler Johnson during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris, left, dunks as Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)NextShow Caption1 of 15Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris, left, dunks as Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ExpandLOS ANGELES — It figured to be a game of attrition. The home team with one of the NBA’s best benches would, eventually, have the upper hand on the team with only nine — actually, after the Miami Heat’s Tyler Johnson first-quarter hip injury — eight players available.But with chants of “Let’s Go Heat” emanating from the Staples Center crowd, Miami wouldn’t go away and, confounded by a zone defense, the Clippers failed to find a rhythm and floundered.Against an Eastern Conference foe on the second game of a back-to-back, the Clippers missed 3-pointers, gave up 3s, got out-hustled, outrebounded and then unraveled all the way in the fourth quarter.And they lost — 121-98 — falling for the third time in four games and for just the second time at home this season, snapping a nine-game Staples Center winning streak. “There were so many fundamental breakdowns tonight that will never allow you to win the game,” Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said. “If we don’t come and play with great intensity and play hard, we’re not like some of the other teams. They can still win, (but) we’re just not one of those teams. For us, our energy and how we play is part of what we have to do to win. And we just didn’t do that tonight.”Dwyane Wade delivered for his vocal contingent of fans in his final visit to play the Clippers before he retires (the Lakers host the Heat on Monday, Wade’s last scheduled stop in L.A.)He became the 15th active player to play 1,000 regular-season games, and commemorated the occasion by scoring a game-high 25 points, shooting 5 for 10 from deep.“He’s still Dwyane Wade,” said Lou Williams, the Clippers reserve guard who had 18 points on 6-of-16 shooting. “Kobe (Bryant) had 60 in his last game. These guys have super powers, bro. You like to see it on TV, but they’re gonna get you sometimes.”The Clippers (16-9) appeared flat and out of sync for most of the game, especially in the final quarter, when the Heat (11-14) outscored them, 30-8 — after going on a 21-2 run to start the quarter.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more